This image obtained courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Transportation(WVDOT)shows flood damage near Elkview, West Virginia on June 24, 2016. / AFP / West Virginia Department of Transportation / Handout /
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Two men who were presumed dead when a camper was swept away in rushing waters during the West Virginia floods were found alive, officials said Monday as more heavy rain fell on already-soaked parts of the state.The men were either camping or getting ready to set up camp when the rain started last Thursday, said Timothy Rock, spokesman for West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.Early indications are that hundreds, perhaps thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed.Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are taking stock of the disaster and National Guard crews were removing debris.More than 400 people were staying in 17 shelters across the state, and many people were trying to come to grips with ruined property and where they'll live next. Many more Rainelle residents were sent to other shelters, he said.Authorities have yet to start sizing up the flood damage in West Virginia.The 1985 floods left 47 dead in West Virginia, more than half of them in Pendleton and Grant counties. More than 3,500 homes, 180 businesses and 43 bridges statewide were destroyed.
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